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Contains:  M 96, NGC 3368, M 95, NGC 3351
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M95 - M96, 


            Keith Rawlings
M95 - M96

M95 - M96

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C11 CGE 1100

Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY8

Mount:Celestron CGE CGE

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding camera:Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Focal reducer:Starizona Hyperstar f2.0

Software:Nebulosity 3PHD2 Guiding

Resolution: 1537x1482

Dates:March 17, 2015

Frames: 27x120"

Integration: 0.9 hours

Darks: ~5

Avg. Moon age: 26.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.30%

Temperature: 10.00 job: 585582

RA center: 161.349 degrees

DEC center: 11.818 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.866 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 99.883 degrees

Field radius: 0.850 degrees

Locations: Backyard Observatory, Concordia, MO, United States


M95 (NGC 3351) (on the top of this image) is a beautiful barred spiral galaxy situated in constellation Leo, and one of the fainter Messier Objects at magnitude 9.8. It is about 31 million light years away.

M96 (NGC 3368) (at the bottom) is an intermediate spiral galaxy and is also about 31 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It is brighter at magnitude 9.3.



Keith Rawlings
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Sky plot

Sky plot


M95 - M96, 


            Keith Rawlings